News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
27 October 2020
Topic:
Health
Employment
Occupational accidents and diseases
Governance and administration
Social Policies & Programmes

In these extraordinary times, the International Social Security Review has released a new special issue that offers a timely opportunity to consider the important relationship linking social security, inclusive growth and social cohesion

Published:
16 October 2020
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Governance and administration
Human resources management
ICT
Service quality

People and technology sustain business and services. As new information and communication technologies were acquired, social security institutions in the Americas woke early to the efficiencies of blending human skills and digital technologies.

Published:
9 July 2020
Region:
North Africa
Topic:
Governance and administration
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

North African countries reacted quite swiftly to the spread of the coronavirus. They declared national states of emergency, imposed widespread lockdowns and closed their borders from the very first cases of infection. Systems for testing and systematically monitoring confirmed cases were also put in

Published:
1 July 2020
Region:
Africa
Topic:
Old age Pensions
Governance and administration
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution

The 2020 ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa competition set new bars for the ISSA. The 97 entries and 36 participating social security institutions are the highest numbers ever. This is a clear attestation to the steadfast commitment of African members of the International Social Security

Published:
8 May 2020
Topic:
Governance and administration
ICT
Service quality
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

The current COVID-19 crisis has disrupted customer services in social security institutions worldwide. Institutions had to rapidly adapt their service delivery approaches to ensure the continuity of social security services while reducing personal interactions to a minimum. Furthermore, in the

Published:
2 October 2018
Topic:
Governance and administration

The National Pension Service of Korea wins the 2018 ISSA Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific for the provision of one-stop services through four social insurance information systems. The winner came from one of the 76 entries to the competition from across the region.

Published:
5 July 2018
Region:
Southern Cone of Americas
Office:
ISSA Liaison Office for the Southern Cone of the Americas
Topic:
Governance and administration

Authorities from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay discussed the features and scope of social credit programmes in their respective countries.

Published:
9 May 2018
Topic:
Governance and administration
ISSA institution

(Washington D.C., 09.05.2018) The International Social Security Association and the World Bank have signed a cooperation agreement. The two institutions are joining forces on improving the governance, administration and institutional capacities of social security administrations.